In the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur
Before Her Ladyship DATO’ NIK HASMAT BINTI NIK MOHAMAD
On January 25, 2017
If it pleases you, My Lady
Alex Chang Huey Wah appear for Your Petitioner and my learned friends representing the relevant bodies already have been introduced earlier, save and except for this petition Mr Ng Yih Miin will appear for the Selangor Bar.
Your Petitioner is the eldest child of the charming couple Mr. Kau Kuan Fot and Madam Tan Poh Chu. (crave leave to introduce Your Petitioner’s parents)
Your Petitioner was conferred a Bachelor of Laws, with honours, second class in the upper division from Cardiff University.
Thereafter, she attended Nottingham Trent University for her Bar Professional Training Course and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in November 2015.
Soon after that, Your Petitioner began her pupillage in Messrs Davis & Low under the tutelage of my learned and good friend Dato’ Davis Yee Fei Churn.
It was the young Petitioner’s dream to become a lawyer, this is what inspired her…
“It is the lawyers who run our civilization for us — our governments, our business, our private lives. Most legislators are lawyers; they make our laws. Most presidents, governors, commissioners, along with their advisers and brain-trusters are lawyers; they administer our laws. All the judges are lawyers; they interpret and enforce our laws. There is no separation of powers where the lawyers are concerned. There is only a concentration of all government power — in the lawyers.
FRED RODELL, Woe Unto You, Lawyers”
It is Your Petitioner’s humble wish that she can speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, the poor and the needy.
During her pupillage, Your Petitioner was assigned to a non-governmental organisation, Tenaganita for her fourteen days of legal aid duty. She had the opportunity to help the migrants and foreign workers to fight for their rights. She was so moved that some of them did not receive their wages and that she could assist them. The satisfaction and happiness in helping them entrenched her conviction to becoming a lawyer.
On this memorable day, Your Petitioner seizes this opportunity to record her appreciation to her parents, in the journey of pursuing Your Petitioner’s dream, there were times when she felt lost, stressed and almost wanted to give up.
However, Your Petitioner is blessed to have parents who are always by her side and ever willing to lend her an ear, giving her tender love and care, undivided financial and moral support.
Your Petitioner’s humble hope is that her parents are proud of her achievement as the first lawyer in the family.
Your Petitioner would also like to extend her gratitude to her friends, Poh Kee, Yu Pei, Olivia, Yu Lie, Kimberly and her housemates back in Nottingham. They have always been there for her through all trials and tribulations and for giving her strength when she needed it most.
Further, Your Petitioner would also like to convey her heartfelt appreciation to her master, Dato’ Davis Yee for his invaluable guidance, patience and advice.
Your Petitioner told me that the essential value which she learnt from my learned friend Dato’ Davis Yee is to be hardworking.
“There is no substitute for hard work… more reading, more research, more writing and more practices in your speeches to be a better lawyer…”
Your Petitioner also expresses her gratitude to Ms. Farrahanie Yasmin the learned legal assistant of Dato’ Davis Yee, for her guidance in drafting skills, and of course all her colleagues in Messrs Davis & Low, for creating an enjoyable working environment, making her time reading in chambers a meaningful and unforgettable one.
Last but not least, the Petitioner would like to thank all her dedicated teachers, lecturers and tutors who have bestowed her invaluable knowledge.
Your Petitioner is a fit and proper person to be admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. I believe that Your Petitioner’s papers are in order and the relevant bodies have no objections. Wherefore I humbly pray that Your Petitioner be admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of High Court of Malaya. I am obliged.
Wait For The Order.
I seek leave from this Honourable Court to invite my learned friend, Dato’ Davis Yee, Your Petitioner’s pupil master to robe Your Petitioner.
We are obliged.